Consistent high scores and record-breaking results by girls! Every year this is what the headlines look like. But when it comes to career, these academically excellent female students are found nowhere.
Many researches and surveys have revealed that low self-confidence is the biggest reason for their poor career growth. The main reason behind this is the insecurities which burden their life since adolescence, and continue to overpower them even in their careers.
Another drop in confidence among women comes after maternity leave which makes them feel they have missed a lot and the job is no longer fit for them. So, how can women boost their confidence and get ahead at work? The following article includes three tips for boosting confidence and morale of working women:
#1 Follow your Passion
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in life - Confucius
I know you are a powerhouse of energy, talent and can turn the things 180 degrees around. You can almost do anything and everything in this world. But when it comes to a job and earning money, you have to choose a specific niche. Now what can be a better option than turning your passion into career?
The only way to fall in love with your job everyday is by choosing a career that lets you to use your skills, talents, knowledge and expertise to the fullest. When you pursue your passion as your career then you find ample opportunities to grow, refine your skills, and find a lot of creative ways to do your work. It’s like having an ocean of opportunities in front of you. Moreover, chances of success are higher when you pursue what you love. This also leads to increased self-confidence and faith in oneself.
#2 Value your Soft Skills
Collaboration is the best way to work. It's only way to work, really. Everyone's there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board. -Antony Starr
Many researches have revealed that women are good collaborators and listeners. Women have greater ability to listen, calculate risks, and understand emotions as compared to men. These personality traits in women aren’t just stereotypes but scientific facts. As a women, you must utilize all these skills especially in your workplace.
Who doesn’t like to interact with a sociable and welcoming person? In fact, such personality traits are much needed to sustain strong business relationships. With these skills, you can help your company build a strong social network. This can automatically make you stand out amongst the crowd.
This not just adds to your personal skills on your CV but also brightens your chances of high appraisals. Being a good communicator and a good team player can easily help you win over your coworkers and your boss too. Soon, you will realize you realize that you will be the most sought after person in your office.
Be the one who loves to connect with people, share their problems, and always be available for them. Being a woman, you already are one. It’s just that you need to recognize and highlight it.
#3 Leave No Opportunity to Put yourself forward
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new-Brian Tracy
Most working women find it hard to put themselves forward in the workplace. The reason is obvious. Women have a tendency to doubt their capabilities and skills more than men. This is the reason they are overlooked for progression when it comes to appraisals and incentives.
A good idea is to get involved in all office meetings and activities. This can be done by consciously putting yourself forward whenever a new opportunity comes up. Make sure you don’t miss out or ignore any opportunity including leading a new project, organizing an office event or simply planning an adventure trip.
It is true that putting yourself forward isn’t going to be easy. But doing this, will help you easily get noticed in front of others and increase your chances of appraisals.
I hope the above points will help you to survive you through your current struggling situation. Believe in yourself.. Kindle the entrepreneur in you..!!
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